Almost a year ago, Liverpool missed out on Egyptian international Mohamed Salah when the winger opted for a move to Chelsea.
Shortly after Salah’s £11million transfer, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers went on record to say, “The club did everything they felt they possibly could to get a deal but it wasn’t to be.”
But despite impressing soon after arriving at Stamford Bridge, Salah has had to make do with a bit-part role this season, and it is now being reported that he is set to temporarily leave the club.
Besiktas, Spartak Moscow and Inter Milan are all reportedly interested in a loan move for the 22-year-old, but given the latest rumours, one wonders if Liverpool are missing a trick.
Having missed out on the player once – with some reports claiming they were not decisive enough at the time – Liverpool have the chance to be second time lucky with the former FC Basel player, temporarily signing someone who knows the Premier League and surely wants to show Chelsea what he can do when used regularly.
Liverpool need a spark to help fire them up the table while Salah will be smarting from being used so rarely despite his record both for and against Chelsea in the past.
The two clubs worked together with the loan move of Victor Moses and this would be a chance for Jose Mourinho to see what his young wide-man can do when played regularly in the English top flight while also giving the Reds a chance to benefit – albeit briefly – from a player they thought had passed them by.